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John Vachon photograph of grain inspectors at General Mills, 1939 . Photo taken for the Farm Security Administration.
Photograph of John F. Vachon, a Minnesota native who became a photographer for the Farm Security Administration and later Look magazine. 1942.
John Vachon traveled the world as a professional photographer, but the St. Paul native's work was always shaped by his Midwestern upbringing. He is most remembered for his photographs for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Look magazine.
Federal Writers Project, Duluth, c.1940.
Minnesota Writers Project display booth, Minneapolis Auditorium, 1940.
Writers Project booth, Works Progress Administration exhibit, State Fair, c.1938.
Federal Writers Project exhibit: "Recording Minnesota in Word and Picture," 1937.
Portrait of Dr. Mabel Ulrich, 1931. Ulrich headed the Minnesota Writersâe Program of the Works Progress Administration.
Cover image of "Minnesota: A State Guide"
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